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A caduceus in which the staff ends in a clenched fist, against a red star; representing fighting for free healthcare in Madison, Wisconsin. Colour lithograph, 1969.

Date
[1969]
Reference
2155763i
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Description

The caduceus of Hermes was supposed to represent medicine, following the US Army's adoption of it as a medical symbol in error for the staff of Aesculapius. The clenched fist represents fighting for social change. The red star may represent communism. Miffland was the name given to the counterculture of the Mifflin Street neighborhood in Madison, Wisconsin, ca. 1969

Publication/Creation

[Madison, Wisconsin] : Miffland community health center, [1969]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 43.1 x 27.7 cm

Lettering

If a system is making people sick, should we cure the people or should we change the system? miffland community health center. Information. Referral. Advocacy. Education. Free quality health care is a human right. 32 N. Bassett. Open house: Monday March 24

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2155763i

Languages

  • English


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